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October 16 and 17
Big Bang – Technology sales & marketing | Montréal
November 20
Salon financement et exportation (in French only) | Laval
November 20 and 21
Stratégie PME (in French only) | Montréal

Calls for applications

Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA)
Your technology start-up from the ICT, Life Science or Sustainable Technologies sector could gain access to unique resources and contacts that can help your international growth. The application process, criteria, and application time-frame is determined per CTA.
Appels à projets des coopérations bilatérales
(in French only)
You could obtain logistical and financial support for the implementation of cooperation and international solidarity projects with various countries. Deadlines for submission of projects:
Groupe de travail Québec-Jalisco (GTQJ) – October 14, 2019
Coopération Québec-Brésil – October 15, 2019
Coopération Québec-Sénégal – October 27, 2019
Coopération Québec-Corée du Sud – October 29, 2019
Coopération Québec-Singapour – November 5, 2019
Coopération Québec-Conseil nordique des ministres – November 18, 2019
Savoir Affaires Abitibi-Témiscamingue et Nord-du-Québec
(in French only)
Take part in this event, which brings together about 50 graduate and post-doctoral students from all disciplines with about 60 business people to find new business ideas, with the support of stakeholders and socio-economic advisors.
Regsitration deadline: October 15, 2019
Canada-Chicago Mentoring Program (C2MP), A Canada Technology Accelerator Pilot in 2020
Submit your application as an innovative entrepreneur in the life sciences and health care sectors.
Filing deadlines October 31, 2019
Projets d’innovation « Primo-adoptants »
(in French only)
You could obtain financial support to innovate through the early use of technologies created by start-ups that require continuing R&D in established companies.
Filing deadline: November 11, 2019, 4 p.m.
DEL – Call for social economy projects
(in French only)
You could receive financing to set up a collective business in the Agglomération de Longueuil or to finance an already established social economy business.
Filing deadline: November 15, 2019
Parcours Innovation PME Montréal
(in French only)
Be one of the 40 Montreal SMEs that will take part in this program to find innovative solutions and ensure their growth.
Filing deadline: November 15, 2019
Parcours Aplomb MTL
(in French only)
You could be one of the 20 SME leaders to receive exemplary support in the rigorous preparation of an export and marketing plan in close collaboration with the best business advisors in Québec.
Filing deadline : November 21, 2019
Projets Québec-Chine dans le domaine de la science et de la technologie
(in French only)
You could obtain financial assistance to support your project that is likely to generate promising innovations and allow you to establish lasting partnerships.
Filing deadline: November 27, 2019

Trade missions

International trade services, powered by the CCMM’s ACCLR experts
Trade missions
Quebec International Trade
Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
LOJIQ
Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (in French only)

Contests and grants

To simplify your search, please note that we only display currently open competitions out of more than 250 on record.

Bourses LOJIQ en entrepreneuriat
(in French only)
Do you want to attend a business event abroad, spend some time away prospecting, or take part in a trade mission? You may be able to obtain a LOJIQ grant to help you do so.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process while grants last
StartupExperience.CA
Apply for the opportunity to work out of one of Canada’s top accelerators or co-working spaces.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Startup of the month 2018/2019
Sign up for the index of startups of the Quartier de l'innovation in Montreal. To be won each month: promotional videos and articles.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Bourses à la relève laitière Lactech
(in French only)
Be among the 10 companies to benefit from a $7,500 grant on a “first come, first served” basis.
Registration deadline: Ongoing selection process
Grands Prix santé et sécurité du travail
(in French only)
Receive recognition for your achievements in health and safety and increase the visibility and credibility of your company in your industry.
Registration deadline: Varies by region
Cooperathon
Take part in this open innovation competition to find innovative solutions to societal issues. To be won: bursaries, a pitch to investors and more.
Registration deadline: October 10, 2019
Prix Maurice-Pollack
(in French only)
Get recognition for your commitment to ethnocultural diversity and the inclusive nature of your organization.
Registration deadline: October 12, 2019, 4 p.m.
Soirée reconnaissance du RGA Basse-Lièvre
(in French only)
Have your Basse-Lièvre company’s or organization’s excellence recognized.
Registration deadline: October 14, 2019
Prix EnviroLys
(in French only)
Get recognition for your expertise in the green economy sector and the environmental services industry.
Registration deadline: October 16, 2019, 5 p.m.
Espace Saint-Michel
(in French only)
You could get a grant of $10,000 to $60,000 to set up your creative business that generates local jobs in the Saint-Michel district of Montréal.
Registration deadline: October 25, 2019, noon
Canada's Best Managed Companies
Receive recognition for the excellence of your business whose turnover exceeds $25 million.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2019
Zone bleue – Challenge your inner entrepreneur
You could win 50 hours of legal, leadership, financial and strategic consulting services over a 12-month period to help your startup grow.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2019
Portes ouvertes sur Saint-Denis
(in French only)
You could win one of three $25,000 grants to launch your new business on Saint-Denis Street in Montréal.
Registration deadline: November 1, 2019
Fidéides
(in French only)
Get recognition for the outstanding business performance of your company from the Quebec City and Chaudière-Appalaches region.
Registration deadline: November 5, 2019, 5 p.m.
Gala Radisson
(in French only)
Take part to enjoy increased visibility and develop a reputation with the Trois-Rivières business community.
Registration deadline: November 8, 2019
L’EXPÉ
(in French only)
Take advantage of the links between the various entrepreneurial players, the business community and post-secondary institutions in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean to carry out your project.
Registration deadline: November 8, 2019
Coupe des Start-up
(in French only)
Participate in regional pitch weekends. You could win consultations with professionals, potential investments, grants, mentoring, and more.
Registration deadline: November 11, 2019, midnight
DEL – Call for social economy projects
(in French only)
You could receive financing to set up a collective business in the Agglomération de Longueuil or to finance an already established social economy business.
Filing deadline: November 15, 2019
SXSW Accelerator Pitch
Be one of 50 startups selected to present their projects to a panel of technology experts, investors and pioneers of the digital industry in Austin, Texas.
Registration deadline: November 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Concours « Mon entreprise »
(in French only)
As a UQAM student or graduate, you could receive a bursary of $2,000 to $5,000 for your business start-up or development project.
Registration deadline: Novembre 15, 2019, 10 a.m.
Inventer le monde de demain
(in French only)
You could win one the 4 prizes of $3,500 for your achievements and your commitment as an engineer, engineering student or professional.
Registration deadline: November 22, 2019, 4 p.m.
Prix ÉquiLibre
(in French only)
Do you work in fashion, the media or advertising? Promote your efforts to present healthy representations of different body types.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2019
Person of the Year Awards
Get recognition for your active participation in the development of leading-edge Quebec companies and the emergence of tomorrow's talent.
Registration deadline: November 30, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Concours LADN Montérégie
(in French only)
Be one of 10 Montérégie entrepreneurs who will share grants worth a total of $14,500 as well as numerous services.
Registration deadline: December 8, 2019
Concours Dunamis
(in French only)
Increase awareness of your Laval business and create a positive impact on your employees.
Registration deadline: December 9, 2019, 4 p.m.
Prix Égalité Thérèse-Casgrain
(in French only)
Have your contribution to the advancement of equality between women and men recognised.
Registration deadline: December 13, 2019
Les Mercuriades
(in French only)
Gain credibility in Québec and internationally by qualifying in one of the categories in this prestigious competition.
Registration deadline: December 18, 2019, 5 p.m.
Face aux Dragons
(in French only)
Young entrepreneurs: present your venture to a jury to receive financial aid to see it to fruition in Beauce-Etchemin.
Registration deadline: December 20, 2019
Hult Prize
Compete in the planet’s largest student entrepreneurs competition to solve the world's toughest challenges and for a chance to win US$1,000,000.
Registration deadline: December 23, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
Talent and Innovation Competition of the Americas (TIC Americas)
Register to win a cash prize or a grant awarded to young innovative entrepreneurs.
Registration deadline: December 31, 2019
Prix performance Québec
(in French only)
Take part to gauge your level of competitiveness and perhaps receive the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government to the best performing businesses.
Registration deadline: February 6, 2020
The Aces of Finance
Have your professional achievements and commitment to the community of outstanding financial leaders in Quebec recognized.
Registration deadline: February 17, 2020
OSEntreprendre Challenge
Whether you are a student entrepreneur, a business creator, or have acquired an existing business, you may qualify for one of the many prizes totalling $700,000.
Registration deadline: March 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Successful Business Inc. Prize
Did you participate in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest between 1998 and 2014? Enter again for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.
Registration deadline: March 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
FIDEL Entrepreneurship Grants
You could win one of the grants totaling $100,000 and more to start or expand your business in the RCM of La Matanie.
Registration deadline: March 31, 2020

Events

Also visit the website of the Chamber of commerce of metropolitan Montreal for a host of networking, training and market development activities and ACCLR Business Services' 2019-2020 calendar of international trade events.

October

October 2 to November 20
Coopérathon  – Canada | Montréal
October 8 and 10
Numérique 02 (in French only) | Alma, Dolbeau-Mistassini, Saguenay
October 9 and 10
Salon industriel de la Mauricie, Estrie et du Centre-du-Québec | Drummonville
October 10
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Montréal
October 10
Forum Ontario-Québec sur l’économie sociale et coopérative (in French only) | Ottawa
October 16
Sommet de l’immigration au Québec (in French only) | Montréal
October 16 and 17
Big Bang – technology sales & marketing | Montréal
October 17
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Québec
October 18
Journée Asie (in French only) | Montréal
October 18
Journée Asie : Profitez d'un marché en pleine croissance – Leçons apprises, nouvelles occasions d'affaires (in French only) | Montréal
October 20 to 26
BDC Small Business Week™ | Various regions
October 21 to 23
Canada Fintech Forum | Montréal
October 22
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Sherbrooke
October 23
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Gatineau
October 23
Sommet Performance – L'innovation en gestion (in French only) | Montréal
October 24
Forum Plastique - Novæ 2019 (in French only) | Montréal
October 25
Humanitek – Le Futur des technologies au coeur de l'humain (in French only) | Montréal
October 28 to November 1
#WEBBSL  –Semaine numérique du Bas-Saint-Laurent (in French only) | Rimouski
October 28 to November 1
Savoir Affaires Abitibi-Témiscamingue et Nord-du-Québec (in French only) | Val-d'Or and Amos
October 29
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Laval
October 29
Les Grands Exportateurs COREX (in French only) | Québec
October 30
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Laprairie
October 30 and 31
Le Grand Rendez-vous santé et sécurité du travail (in French only) | Montréal

November

November 5
France-Quebec Cross-Trade Forum | Montréal
November 5 to 14
Sommet du tourisme (in French only) | Drummondville
November 6
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Trois-Rivières
November 6
Apport de l’économie circulaire pour répondre aux enjeux de transition industrielle et écologique (in French only) | Montréal
November 7
ACCRO : laboratoire d’activations de marque (in French only) | Montréal
November 12
Journée JeSuisEntrepreneur.e Cultive ton Wow! (in French only) | Waterloo
November 13
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Rouyn-Noranda
November 13
Colloque RH – Changer d'ère (in French only) | Val-d'Or
November 13 and 15
Sommet international de l’innovation en villes médianes (in French only) | Shawinigan
November 14 and 15
Global Summit Women in Industry 4.0 | Montréal
November 16 and 17
MEGA – Montreal Expo Gaming Arcade | Montréal
November 18 and 19
MIGS – Montréal International Game Summit | Montréal
November 19
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Alma
November 19 and 20
Rendez-vous Réseau M (in French only) | Montréal
November 20
Perspective 2020 : Saisir les opportunités d'un monde en transformation (in French only) | Québec
November 21
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Rimouski
November 21
Salon des meilleures pratiques d'affaires (MPA) (in French only) | Montréal
November 27
Objective: Financing – Personalized meetings with financial backers who are attentive to your needs | Montréal
November 28
Tournée régionale sur la pénurie de main-d'œuvre (in French only) | Baie-Comeau

January

January 31
Strategic Forum – International exchange at the heart of economic growth | Montréal

February

February 4 to 6
CEO Vision Summit | Gatineau

March

March 31 and April 1
Salon industriel du Bas-Saint-Laurent | Rimouski

May

May 26 and 27
Salon industriel de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue | Rouyn-Noranda

October

October 6 and 8
Salon industriel de Québec | Québec

News

September 20
National launch of Fonds Écoleader (in French only)
September 26
Launch of Accélérateur mentoral, a new program to promote equity, diversity and inclusion (in French only)
October 3
You have until December 15 to comment on these measures to strengthen corporate transparency (in French only)
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